Key features of IBM Cloud Object Storage

New! Integrated metadata search with IBM Spectrum Discover

With new integrated connections to IBM Spectrum Discover metadata is automatically populated from IBM Cloud Object Storage into "Actionable Data" and massive amounts of data is easily searchable with capabilities to search billions of objects in second.

Optimized for unstructured data and archival storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage offers a comprehensive and cost-effective object storage solution to address growing unstructured data storage challenges across a wide range of use cases including analytics, archiving, backup, cloud storage and content distribution.

Store unstructured objects at significantly lower cost

The dsNet® software within Cloud Object Storage uses patented information dispersal algorithms (IDA) to store unstructured objects at petabyte scale and beyond, at significantly lower cost than traditional storage systems. This is possible because the dsNet IDA uses erasure coding rather than replication to meet data storage reliability and availability requirements.

Reduce the complexity of managing large-scale storage

IBM provides an object storage solution that enables massive scalability while lowering TCO and reducing the complexity of managing petabyte or even exabyte-scale storage. This solution delivers lower costs when initially deployed while offering the scalability necessary to ensure that an organization experiencing rapid growth in unstructured data will not outgrow the capacity of the storage infrastructure.

High marks from a leading industry analyst

Cloud Object Storage has been ranked number one by Gartner for all Object Storage use cases and has over 70 certified solutions to modernize your IT infrastructure and bring new value to your business.

Built-in compliance

WORM functionality allows data to be tamper proof. Customers can easily create a storage vault with a retention policy and lock down objects simply by putting them in the vault. The system supports strict SEC17a-4f requirements using standard S3 interface for access and uploads.

Cost-effective geo-dispersed data protection

The information dispersal technology requires only a single copy of information to be stored to support up to 8 nines availability and continuous access to your data.

Engineered for scalability

Get started with as little as 75 TB and grow to exabytes with investment protection. Cloud Object Storage is designed to scale easily by simply adding storage nodes for capacity or accessor nodes for throughput.

Certified designs for easy configuration

Leverage your hardware and management tools with IBM software to lower your costs and simplify your environment with the massive scale and efficiency of Cloud Object Storage.

Save up to 70 percent versus traditional storage

With Cloud Object Storage customers have seen a 210 percent ROI and saved up to 70 percent on the cost of their traditional storage systems.

New - Integrated metadata search with IBM Spectrum Discover

With new integrated connections to IBM Spectrum Discover metadata is automatically populated from IBM Cloud Object Storage into "actionable data" and massive amounts of data is easily searchable with capabilities to search billions of objects in seconds.

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